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Calling All Elites to the 2019 JCP Swansea Half Marathon

The JCP Swansea Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 23rd June 2019 – it’s become well recognised for being Wales’ BIGGEST summer half marathon, and won the title of UK’s Best Half Marathon for the past two years (voted by runners) at the UK Running Awards.  Almost 6,500 registered runners took part in 2018, of all ages and abilities; from first timers to Britain’s elite. The race has firmly established itself as one of the UK’s premier road races with a quality field of UK athletes and excellent PB potential.

With the race only 3 months away, race organisers, Front Runner Events Ltd are inviting all elites athletes who have broken 73min (men) or 83min (women) to apply.  The race offers a generous cash prize list as well as FREE entry for elite athletes who meet the following criteria:

MALE:                                                 FEMALE:

73 Mins and under                            83 Mins and under

All times must have been achieved within 12 months of the 2018 JCP Swansea Half Marathon, and evidence must be provided by PowerOf10, or Run Britain Rankings.

PRIZE LIST (UK & Ireland Athletes Only):

  • £750 Award to 1st Male and Female
  • £500 Award to 2nd Male and Female
  • £250 Award to 3rd Male and Female

In addition to the above, the following PRIZES are available:

  • £500 Award to 1st Male who runs sub 62 mins & 1st Female who runs sub 72 mins
  • £500 Award to 1st Male and Female to beat Course Record

The Veteran category winners will gain FREE entry to 2020 race.

The Corporate Challenge which is open to all businesses and organistions with teams of 5 or more.  Winners will gain a team trophy or award to keep and prize money of £150 to be donated to their charity of the year.

Winners of the 2018 JCP Swansea Half Marathon went to:

1st Male: Matt Clowes (1:04:43)                     1st Female:  Tracy Barlow (1:13:50)
2nd Male: Josh Griffiths (1:06:10)                  2nd Female:  Laura Graham (1:15:57)
3rd Male:  Phillip Matthews (1:09:34)           3rd Female:  Gladys Ganiel ( 1:17:22)

Wheelchair winner: Richie Powell (1:02:02)

The 2019 half marathon route promises to be as impressive as ever, with the start line being held at the iconic Brangwyn Hall at the NEW revised time of 10am.  Allowing runners travelling from further afield to arrive in plenty of time to take part.  The route takes runners through the city centre taking in the sweeping Swansea Bay and city highlights of Swansea Marina, SA1, and Swansea Museum.  A well renowned course for its fast, flat, PB potential, attracts fantastic crowd support, great entertainment on route, and beautiful scenery.  Along with a field of seasoned athletes it’s sure to inspire a momentous finish outside Wales’ oldest Museum.

To snap up your elite entry, email: [email protected]  or to get your spot alongside some of the UK’s best athletes at the start line on Sunday 23rd June, go to: and reserve your place today!

The race has been recognised as being the “Best Half Marathon” in the UK at the UK Running Awards in 2017 and 2018, runners can expect a fully marshalled course on closed roads, bespoke medal, technical t-shirt, on route entertainment and a goody bag for all finishers.

Go to for further race details, ‘like’ the Facebook page and follow @Swansea_HM #Run5wansea on Twitter and @swanseahalfmarathon on Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest news about the JCP Swansea Half Marathon.

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